“We Tortured Some Folks”

We Tortured Some Folks

John Marciano: Those who accept the President’s argument that fear made people torture others, should then be expected to understand the fear that drove North Vietnamese to torture American pilots – including Senator John McCain.

The “Broken Windows” Fraud

Broken Windows Policing

Randy Shaw: Hot-spot policing was the key to NYC’s success, yet to this day former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and other conservatives instead credit the broken windows strategy.

Hobby Lobby: Where Angels Fear to Tread

Civil Rights Act Today

Mark Bowen: Perhaps nothing better illustrates what’s wrong with America in the poisoned political climate of the 21st Century than the failure of anybody to appreciate the irony of the Hobby Lobby decision being handed down during the same summer in which we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

Clapper and Brennan Should Be Fired

James Clapper Lied

Kevin Zeese: The massive intelligence complex, closely intertwined with corporate security and intelligence actions, put the privacy of all Americans at risk.

Pot Legalization Dead End for Poor

Pot Legalization

Scot Nakagawa: While I support legalization as an incremental step in the right direction, I think we are wrong to promote legalization as a means of achieving racial justice.

Is California Death Penalty Ruling a Bellwether for the Nation?

California Death Penalty Ruling

David Love: If the process by which the death penalty is applied amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, and the death penalty machine cannot provide equity, fairness or a modicum of due process, then the death penalty is no more legitimate than its extrajudicial cousin – lynching.

Packing Heat in the Brothers’ ’Hood

Texas Open Carry

Walter Brasch: A group of white gun-rights advocates plan to sling rifles, shotguns, and semi-automatic assault weapons onto their bodies, and walk through a Black neighborhood in Houston. What could possibly go wrong with that?!

Octogenarian Who Killed Pregnant Burglar No Hero

Pregnant Burglar Shot

Jasmyne Cannick: This is not a case of self-defense or standing your ground. It’s a case of a man who was upset about being attacked and robbed in his own home and decided to dole out some vigilante justice–the lethal kind.

Pasadena Needs Independent Police Commission: Forum Tonight

Policing Law Enforcement in Pasadena

Randy Jurado Ertll: Just as Pasadena prides itself on hosting Caltech, the Rose Bowl, the Rose Parade and many other outstanding institutions, the mayor and City Council should look into adding a Pasadena Police Commission to its list of community treasures.

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